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Welcome to Living in Downtown Victoria!

The Downtown Residents Association is the official community organization representing people living in the Victoria’s Downtown and Harris Green neighbourhoods.  We would like to acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, more specifically the Lekwungen and Songhees Nations.


February Newsletter


Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information.. Read more

Island Voices: Why funding VicPD fairly is essential


The following op-ed letter was published in the Times Colonist on Sunday February 17, 2019 The Downtown Residents Association recognizes that Victoria City Council faces many challenges in setting the.. Read more

Letter to Council: Re: Casinos


Mayor and Council  City of Victoria  No.1 Centennial Square  Victoria, BC, V8W 1P6  January 16, 2019    Re: Indicate to BCLC that Victoria is Not Interested in Hosting a Casino  Dear Mayor Helps and Council, The Board of the Downtown Residents Association is fully supportive of Council’s proposed motion to indicate to BCLC that Victoria is.. Read more